Belden Lane is a teacher, author, storyteller, and theologian who explores the deep connection between nature and spirituality, and in particular the threads between those topics and men’s spirituality work.
In this episode of A Congruent Life, Belden shares about:
- discovering his love of nature as a young child,
- the yearning for wilderness in the middle part of life,
- getting out of your own head, and embracing being a “recovering scholar,”
- the many different lessons that nature has to teach us,
- his own “calling story” that led him to accepting the mantle of being a storyteller,
- reflections about accepting the names we are given,
- dealing with “false self” issues of impression management, the letters behind our name, and tiring of the masks we wear,
- the “true self” disciplines that now bring him joy in this stage of his life.
Links from the Show
- Backpacking with the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice
- Ravished by Beauty: The Surprising Legacy of Reformed Spirituality
- The Solace of Fierce Landscapes: Exploring Desert and Mountain Spirituality
- Landscapes of the Sacred: Geography and Narrative in American Spirituality